The five best restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai

The five best restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai

Looking for somewhere to celebrate the year of the Rooster? BBC Good Food Middle East has put together a list of the five best restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai this January…

The best for… Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner


Situated in Le Royal Meridien, Zengo has become a stalwart of pan-Asian cuisine in Dubai Marina since it first opened its doors nearly three years ago. For Chinese New Year’s Eve, the restaurant is offering a delicious Chinese-themed set menu, with delicacies such as Szechuan kung pao chicken and Alaskan king crab fried rice.

Details: 7pm onwards, Friday 27th January 2017. Set menu and house beverages for six people AED 2888. To see the full Chinese NYE set menu click here. For more information visit Zengo. Address: Zengo, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Al Sufouh road, Dubai, UAE

The best for… an evening brunch


This restaurant is offering an unlimited evening Chinese brunch for only AED 195 this Saturday, or AED 395 with house beverages. Guests can expect an authentic Chinese tea ceremony, and plenty of favourites including Peking duck, dim sum and others from the live cooking stations.

Details : 7pm-11.30pm Saturday 28th January 2017. From AED 195 for brunch packages. To book go the Na3na3 booking page. Address: Na3na3, The Address Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE.

The best for… a great deal

Dragon brunch

The Nassima Royal Hotel is offering a Chinese-themed ‘Dragon brunch’ this Friday in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Based in the hotel’s Celsius restaurant, Nassima Royal is offering a spread of Chinese specialty dishes from a range of cooking stations for the bargain price of AED 209 including house beverages.

Details: 12.30pm-4pm, Friday 27th January 2017. From AED 169 for brunch packages. Celsius, Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre area, Dubai, UAE. For reservations email or call +971 4 308 0000.

The best for… celebratory drinks


Looking to do something a bit different this Chinese New Year? The mixologists at Gaucho Dubai have crafted 12 different drinks to go with each of the 12 different zodiac signs in the Chinese calendar this January. The DIFIC-based restaurant and bar will also be sharing their zodiac drinks recipes, so you can replicate them at home and they will be handing out tailor-made Zodiac perspectives for guests for 2017.

Details: 19TH-31ST January 2017. AED 78 per specialist drink. Gaucho Dubai, DIFC, Dubai, UAE. For more information visit Gaucho Dubai

The best for… delicious Asian food


Everything from the restaurant’s beautiful interior design to the dim sum make this authentic Asian venue one of the best places you can spend Chinese New Year in 2017. Much like the restaurant’s standard menu, the Chinese New Year’s Day set menu will be pan-Asian, taking influences particularly from the South-East region of the continent, with a nod to Cantonese-style cuisine for the special event.

Details: The menu is available 6pm-11.30pm, Saturday 28th January 2017. AED 245 set menu.
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